Enclosed 3-ring binders needed for negs

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    Unfortunetley, that looks to be the exact product (different name) I mentioned NOT wanting. What size rings?
     
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    I use these
    http://www.adorama.com/FSBBBKL.html

    A fully enclosed archival box which makes storage, presentation, and transportation of photographic work easy. Store your slide, negative and print pages with the secure knowledge that they will stay clean and safe. The Adorama boxes featur a sleek, contemporary design and are made of archival quality polypropylene.
     
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    looks exactly like the one I don't want, only bigger. The rings look small. What size are they?
    The issue with the small rings is having a hard time filling the binder with negs and adding/removing pages. I can't fit nearly as many pages in the recent replacements I've got. It was easy with the Workbox style rings.
     
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    You're right, wildbill, the Besfile Archival Binders have 1-inch rings.
     
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    Man, it sucks when they stop making things you love and the closest alternatives are 3x the cost.
     
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    I don't wanna spend $45 each for these. Anyone got any plastic Workboxes?
     
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    I ended up finding a seller on ebay who had several Workboxes w/o rings for $4 each. I bought 6 which should last me many years at my rate of film consumption. I'll buy some proper sized binders with large rings and remove/install them in the Workboxes. Done.
     
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    Why do you want rings? They cannot evenly support a negative-sheet when stored vertically so I just bought a dozen archival filing boxes (the sold flat, self-build sort with stainless fittings) and stack them so that they, and the negative pages within, are horizontal. There is plenty of room for labels on the outside and dividers inside, or a heap of contact sheets, or sheet-film sleeves etc. etc.

    Edit: Note, there are plenty of superficially similar boxes which are not acid-free archival quality - so make sure to find the right version!
     
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    because 3 ring binders need them to be 3 ring binders. all of my neg pages just happen to have 3 holes that line up with the rings? coincidence, I think not.
     
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    I could have phrased that more clearly, sorry. I mean why do you need to put neg pages in to rings? I have more than thirty years of negs, in glassine/paper pages, stored horizontally with no stress on the negs from one corner resting on the bottom of the binder-box. If binders are placed vertically they bend the negs, if they are not placed vertically then one doesn't need any rings to hold the pages - one can let gravity do it.
     
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    I store them flat so no stress on the pages. When I want open a binder full of negs and want to flip through them, it's easy and everything stays in order rather than falling onto a dust covered floor. Works for me so no reason to change a system that's suited me well enough to fill seven 2.5" binders in the last 12 years.